Friday, November 20, 2009

Michelle's Blog Post 5



In this comic strip titled It’s All About You, there is a man selling what looks like coffee at a bagel and coffee shop, and a customer. The customer is dissatisfied with the way that their life is going thus far, and the solution to the happiness? He wants to be rich and famous and having his own fragrance line. This ironic, because he states that he doesn’t want be bothered, and he is acting like he is bothered by the worker, but he wants to be rich and famous. Being rich and famous comes along with paparazzi and many boundaries-less fans, invading one’s space. This customer appears to value his space, which is ironic that he would want to put himself in a position where that would be taken away. There are no motion indicators in this strip; however the time and space in between them suggests that he is turning shrewdly away from the employee to give an overall dissatisfied vibe left behind, like he is better than the employee. In fact although this strip is titled It’s All About You, it is all about him. The only emotion that he shows is for himself, meaning he has self pity.

Francesca Blog Post 5 Time, Motion, Emotion




In this strip, Rerun is crying because he thinks that everybody is going to leave him home… in a kennel. You can see that the timing that is going on is over the period of minutes. From the panels, we can see that the characters are moving closer and farther away from the crying characters, and then they leave. There are no indicators that there is any motion going on, such as motion lines, but you can see very well that the crying character is swaying while crying, and that the other two characters are making an effort to move closer to him when he gets every upset. The emotion is here is shown by the crying marks that are coming from the crying character’s eyes. This shows that the emotion of the character is an upset emotion. The emotion of the other two characters is shown by the way they look and act around the crying character. They seem to be sincere and look as if they want to help. From the thought bubbles, this is correct.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

jessica Mayer Blog post 5

Peanuts

http://comics.com/Peanuts/2001-9-21/

This is a four panel comic in which Snoopy decides to attempt to play basketball, and his ball ends up into flying into the bird nest. I choose this comic because even without dialogue you can still see time, motion, and emotion. The timing in these comics is the same as if the event was unfolding before your eyes. Through motion lines you can see can see the movement of the ball in panel number two. In panel number three you can also see snoopy’s motion in the motion lines. You can covey the character s emotions with their expressions. Snoopy is apprehensive in the first panel and the bird is surprised when the ball hits his nest.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Joseph Blog Post 5 Time, Motion, and Emotion




The comic strip consist of 4 panels. The first 3 have no dialogue or emanatas. The dog in the first panel is just chilling on his dog house and watches this butterfly creature fly right in from of him. The next panel and is snoopy staring at the butterfly as the butterfly just sits on the dog house with him. The third panel is the butterfly flying away. The four panel contains an emanata, "My home is a haven for all sorts of weary travelers." Time in this comic strip is scene step by step throughout the panels. The motion of the comic is a big event due to having the first three slides just dealing with motion. The butterfly landing on the dog house while the dog stares at it constantly and the the butterfly fly's away. The emotion part brings the whole comic strip to a whole. The dog curious as to what the butterfly is doing and examines the butterfly's action in the first three slides, and then makes his conclusion on the forth slide. The first three slides you get the picture that the dog is just in a deep state of thought. Without the idea of time motion and emotion the comic strip would have no life to it and it would not be understood by the audience. The idea that the dog is a weary and this butterfly stopped on his house to possibly rest for a Little bit and then take off again. Gave the dog the idea that his house is a haven for all travelers giving the punch line of the comic strip joke. If the first three panels of motion and time was not there with only the last panel the joke would make no sense at all. Proving my point that time motion and emotion plays an important role in this comic strip.

Krista's Blog Post 5: Time, Motion, and Emotion

Peanuts

*Image extracted from: http://comics.com/Peanuts/2009-10-15 (refer to this in case the comic is not completely legible)

Time, motion, and emotion are all very important aspects in comics and can play off of one another. They are all linked and help relay a comic's message in a powerful way. Each of them play a specific role within this particular Schulz masterpiece. The light-hearted, quick-witted, and fast-paced manner in which he uses to create his comics is shown clearly in this example. Here, Charlie Brown "calls out" (if you will) Lucy for being a "crab" all the time and claims that she has forgotten how to smile. When she tries to show him that she has not forgotten and attempts to smile, she unknowingly makes a frown instead. She was embarrassed because it had seemed that Charlie Brown was right all along - she did forget how to smile!

Time:

The amount of time it would take to read this comic is about the same time it would take for the actual event to occur. Like most of his comics, this specific Schulz piece is very fast-paced. I think he understood the excitement and interest that people have in reading things quickly and in the present.

Motion:

Of course we all know that there is no motion happening in a comic strip, but when reading this particular work it is easy to sort of "see" it unfold onto paper. Their facial expressions, hand gestures, and where Charlie and Lucy are standing in reference to each other all tell a great deal about what is happening in this comic. Even without dialogue the character's "motion", so to speak, could be easily seen and interpreted. With all of the confrontation occurring I find it interesting that the only motion lines that are really used can be seen on the sides of Charlie and Lucy's eyes. Although they may seem minimal, they do a great deal at expressing their emotion, which seems to link very closely with the idea of emotion in comics...

Emotion:

It's no wonder that 'motion' and 'emotion' are so similar because they are so closely linked. Through their "motion," Charlie and Lucy's emotion(s) are viewed with more ease and understanding. There is a great deal of intense emotion going on, such as Charlie's annoyance and anger toward Lucy for her forgetfulness on how to smile. In addition, Lucy portrays great annoyance and anger as well at her counter point, and is eventually embarrassed at the end upon her realization that she did forget how to smile. Although these emotions are negative, they offer comedic relief, nonetheless. Emotion is shown through their illustrastions, "motion," and of course, their dialogue.

It is quite amazing how much life, character, and personality can be created onto a simple sheet of paper using concepts such as time, motion, and emotion...

Matt Goldberg Blog Post 5

Peanuts


The first thing that I noticed about this comic strip is that only one
character is used for the whole comic, and this character is Snoopy. In the
first frame Snoopy is sitting down and typing a letter to which it appears a
lover of his. Charles Shultz creates this appearance by writing in the
frames what Snoopy is writing and or thinking in his head. Time is created
by in each panel the letter is continued to be written within the frames.
Facial expressions on Snoopy’s face portray his emotion, in the last panel
Snoopy has a huge smile on his face telling the reader that he is very fond
of this person whom he is writing to and can not wait until Sunday when he
gets to be with this special person. More emotion is also showed by all the
hearts and xoxoxo’s in comic, showing his love for the person. Motion is
also showed in the comic, Charles Shultz successfully shows motion by the
different position, which Snoopy sits in and moves from panel to panel. I
thought that putting all the hearts and xoxoxo really helped to bring out
the emotion of the comic, without those you could think he is just writing
to a family member or close friend.

Cedric Blog Post 5

Peanuts

The use of time, motion, and emotion throughout this comic strip is very interesting. It can be taken in various ways. The shading in the second panel tells me that it is currently night time and they are still searching for cottage. At first glance the entire strip seems to be over a long period of time, but after reading Snoopy's thought bubble; which states that secretaries don't have much stamina, you aren't sure.
That is a wonderful aspect of comic strips and it enables the readers to use their imagination and create their own meanings. Your mind makes the comic strip into whatever you want it to be.

Catherine's Blog Post 5: Time, Motion, and Emotion


This comic I chose first appeared on May 22, 2002, featuring brother and sister, Linus and Lucy. It appears that Lucy has kicked Linus out of the house and upon receiving some news, has allowed him to come back home.
The first panel shows Lucy, alone in what is most likely her house after learning she has a new baby brother. She looks almost ill at the thought through the way in which the author drew her droopy eyes and mouth. Motion carries us to the next box, as we have now moved to the front door where Linus is waiting. This next moment in time includes both the siblings and the defeated expression upon Lucy's face along with the dialogue bubble above her head shows the reader that she has given up on getting rid of her brother and she allows him to come back in.
In the third panel, motion is created by the way the characters seem to be "walking" through the panel with their feet not simply planted on the floor. Both characters remain in a calm state as the "news" isn't revealed until the second and final bubble of the frame.
In the last frame emotion is very strong as Linus has taken in the news in the time that the space in between panels provided. His surprise is shown in the way his hair is now standing up straight, his mouth is open wide, and the way in which his dialogue is in all capitals with a variety of punctuation. Lucy has also shifted back into a defeated state as she seems to slump into a coma-like state under a blanket in a chair.

Mason's Blog Post 5

Peanuts

In this comic strip, Charles Schulz shows time in each panel. In the first panel, Snoopy is looking back over his shoulder. This shows that there is something in that direction that has his attention. In the next frame, he is shown running in the direction he was previously looking. This shows that he is moving towards whatever his attention is focused on, meaning that it happens after the first frame. The absence of background scenery in the second frame gives it a “timeless” quality, meaning that the amount of time Snoopy spends running is left to the reader’s imagination. In the third panel, something brings Snoopy to a stop. The final panel shows what has brought Snoopy to a stop, as well as his reaction.

Motion is shown in the second panel through the use of motion lines. These lines are located behind Snoopy’s feet, and indicate that he is running. This action is further emphasized by the space between Snoopy’s feet and the ground, giving the appearance of “flying over the ground” which is a synonym for running.

Emotion is portrayed in the first and second panel through the use of exclamation marks. In the third panel, Snoopy’s surprise is shown by his raised eyebrows and the position of his body. He appears to be jumping back in surprise. In the forth panel, Snoopy’s eyes are looking to the side while his eyebrows are arched, indicating he is rolling his eyes.

Talia's Blog Post 5: Time, Motion and Emotion



How cute is this! This comic consists of four frames involving Woodstock in all frames and Snoopy in the last. All frames are in a longshot format, in which we can see the characters wholly. The first frame includes Woodstock the bird sitting on the edge of Snoopy’s water bowl. Woodstock is known for his silly and carefree idiosyncrasies. In the second frame, the little bird falls asleep on the edge of the water bowl. An eminata is used here to represent sleep with a “Z” caption. The reader knows that time has gone by because the bird was awake and then has fallen asleep. I assume he is feeling relaxed to do this. Next, motion lines are present as well as splashing water as the reader only sees the water bowl and Woodstock is missing. It is obvious that Woodstock has fallen into the water bowl. Motion is very clear in this third frame. Finally, Snoopy looks over the edge of his doghouse probably to look at what is causing the commotion. It may have taken him a second to get there but time has moved forward, though the rate is unclear, throughout the strip. The reader sees either a caption or a thought bubble from Snoopy expressing a bit of frustration and surprise as he says, “That’s just what I need…feathers in my drinking water!” Woodstock is also taken aback as he climbs out of the bowl in some shock. As you can see, time, motion, emotion and sound are apparent in this strip

Works Cited: http://comics.com/zoom/236218/

Sean's Blog Post 5


This comic begins with Lucie looking up into a tree saying "what are you doing in that tree?" You can tell by her emotion on her face in this first panel that she is puzzled. Even if there was no writing the emotion of Lucie would help the reader realize that she is puzzled and this is important. He asks Lucie if he has seen Snoopy and that he had climbed up here but now he can't find him. Linal has a look of concern on his face when asking Lucie and the reader can tell something is on his mind. Lucie then answers beagles can't climb trees. In the last panel we see snoopy falling out of the tree with classic motion lines. This really helps the reader to depict motion and to help understand that snoopy had fallen out of the tree in a still image. Emotion and motion lines help the reader really understand this comic and without them it would just be a still image with no emotions, pretty boring.
I had a problem posting the image of the comic... I'm not sure why it is so blurry but you can get the idea pretty well I think and here is the link...

Erica's Blog Post 5: Time, Motion, and Emotion

Peanuts

When I first looked at this particular cartoon, it was clear that it was only about Snoopy. In the first panel has a picture of snoopy sitting on the top of his dog house with a typewriter in front of him. It seems to me that he is planning on writing about something but there is no indication as to what he could be thinking about. In the second panel, it is a picture of Snoopy, again with his typewriter, but now there is a thought bubble above his head. The bubble had stated, “Sometimes when you are a great writer, the words come out so fast you can hardly put them down on paper…”.By adding the bubble, this allowed for me to have a better idea as to what Snoopy was maybe thinking. But the exact topic is still unknown. In the third panel it goes back to Snoopy alone, sitting on top of his doghouse with his typewriter. At first glimpse, it seems that Snoopy must be thinking hard about what he wants to put on paper. But because there are no indications of frustration, it just seems as if he was purely thinking. The final panel is of Snoopy with a frowned look on his face, but another thought bubble was placed above his head. This time the bubble said, “Sometimes”. I was then able to make the assumption that Snoopy had some kind of writers block when he was trying to write whatever he was thinking about. Maybe he had so many thoughts in his head that is just escaped from him. Time being displayed in this particular comic strip seems to have happened over a longer period of time. It seems that each panel had to have had an adequate amount of time in between to prove Charles Schulz point. Looking at each panel, there doesn’t seem to be much emotion through the comic strip besides Snoopy’s face in the last panel. He looks a little worried that he now has writers block. There doesn’t seem to be any motion either. The only motion that I got out of this comic strip was possibly the movement of his arms on the typewriter.
Work Cited
http://comics.com/Peanuts/2003-5-14/

Lisa - Blog 5

Peanuts

Each frame poses a different time and the one with snoopy’s thought’s or the Lionel’s speech bubble gives more time to the panel it is in. You can see some motion be portrayed by the characters as snoopy is walking in each panel until he stops to read what to do at the crosswalk. There aren’t huge motion lines that represent the action the characters are doing, but you can see their feet moving and the reading can interpret that they are indeed walking and each panel is a new scene to which they are walking towards their destination. Snoopy is the main character with emotion in this comic strip. He is walking towards his destination casually and comes upon a crosswalk. He does as directed and waits, then Lionel tells him he needs to move his feet. In the last panel you can see Snoopy with the embarrassed smile on, kind of like an “I knew that…” smile. The emotion is written in Snoopy’s thought – so the emotion is not mistakable.

Vincent Blog Post 5 Time, Motion, and Emotion

Peanuts

Well, it is apparent at first glance that the two characters included in this comic strip segment are Woodstock and Snoopy. At the beginning of the strip, Snoopy is starring of in the distance. The reader, at first, does not know what snoopy is looking at. He stares with that original, well known, blank look on his face. During the next comic page we see Woodstock gliding through the air towards a wired fence. During the third comic page, Snoopy sees this accident waiting to happen. With this foresight, he places his hands of his eyes. Comic strip ends with its climax in the fourth and last comic page. As Snoopy stares at Woodstock with a sad face, a label with Snoopy’s commentary rises above his head. Woodstock sits on top of Snoopy’s doghouse, complacent, listening to Snoopy point out the obvious. Woodstock continues to pull the metal needles from his feet. The time and motion of this comic strip are linear. All inferences are handled directly and straight forward. The emotion of the comic strip is slightly dull, mixed with a little bit of panic and sarcasm.

Work Cited:

http://comics.com/Peanuts/2001-3-19/

Emily Blog Post 5- Time, Motion, and Emotion


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Blog post 5

Directions: In no less than 150 words, choose one Peanuts comic strip from the archives listed on the link below and explain how Charles Shultz uses time, motion, and emotion in that strip.In this particular Peanuts comic strip I felt that Charles Shultz conveyed perfectly the techniques of time, motion and emotion. The use of time within this comic I felt was maybe the hardest to see. Also I thought that Charles used an atypical method in doing so. For example the first three panels were depicting snoopy in three different stages. The first panel creates the situation of him on his way home from somewhere, which Charles has at this point still left a mystery to the viewers. It is evident that it is late at night because the background display is black with the moon starting to sink. I personally gathered from this panel that it was most likely anywhere from three to five O’ clock in the morning. The second panel seems to just summarize the transition of time with in snoopy’s internal thoughts thus creating a time line from the point of walking home to the point in time where he is in the second panel which is not clear to the reader. Next, in the third panel snoopy is seen about to pass out on his house from the nights events. In the last panel, it is hard to really make out what exactly Charles is trying to convey, but it looks to me like the fourth panel is depicting Woodstock’s house party. Based on the previous panels the readers know it had to have taken place prior to the first 3 panels. In turn this supports Charles use of an atypical time line. Motion on the other hand is only visible in panels one, two, and four. While emotion is see mainly in panels one, three, and four. Based on the carefully drawn image of snoopy you can see the little details of his facial expressions in the first panel. Also it is clear that he is walking which conveys the element of motion. In the second panel I felt as though this exhibited the best representation of motion and emotion together. It looks as though he is about to be sick, he is swaying back and forth tongue sticking out, and eyes googly stating “what a night.” In the very last panel it looks as though Woodstock’s house was a wreck from the party he had that night, based on the drawing it is evident that there had been a lot of motion with in his house due to the events of the night.

Amy Blog Post 5 Time, Motion, and Emotion


Time, motion, and emotion are key elements to understanding the Peanut comic strips.

Panel one shows snoopy standing there all dress up as though he is playing tennis. He has a thought bubble that shows how he hopes his opponent double- faults. The time of this panel is the beginning of the game where his opponent is the one with the ball. In this panel snoopy stands still in anticipation for the ball to come his way and with that his emotion is blank and he is focused on the game.

The second panel is of snoopy again waiting for the other player to serve the ball. Although in this panel snoopy has a very determined and has an angry face. The time is just a few minutes after the first panel and nothing really changed beside the fact that snoopy is really focused. He has another thought bubble were he continually says how he wants his opponent to double-fault. The motion in this panel is snoopy bent over anticipating the ball.

The third panel is just of snoopy standing in an upright position. There is no expression on his face and there is no thought bubble. Snoopy is motionless and the time of the panel almost shows that there was a pause in the game or that the opponent may have double-faulted.

The last panel has snoopy looking directly at you with the biggest smile on his face. He has a thought bubble that says “That was too bad!” The time of the panel shows that the opponent has already tried to serve the ball and has managed to double-fault just like snoopy wanted him to. The emotion in the last panel really shows that snoopy is happy with the outcome of what just happened.

Michael McGinn's Blog Post 5



The first panel shows snoopy atop his dog house. Following the stoic nature of his character he remains still with his back straight and his gaze forward while the girl seems to cringe at his story. Her frown and scrunched up eyebrows seems to lead her to snobbishly announce to snoopy that she refuses to waste money on such a thing. Snoopy remains stoic, and completely unaffected by the rude comment. The girl turns around and with a pompous air about her ends her critique with, "however if you get some free author's copies, I'd be glad to have one." Her demeanor suggests that she is trying to con him into giving her a free copy, and her harsh critique was simply a ruse. As she walks away, and the dog house becomes no longer visible Schulz sketches in some motion lines to indicate snoopy's throwing of his typewriter at the little girl's head.

www.comicstriparchive.com/Peanuts/

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Megan's Blog Post 5-Time, Motion, and Emotion

Peanuts

Charles Schultz uses motion, emotion, and time in each panel of this Peanuts comic strip.

(I do not know the character's name, so I'll refer to her as the girl).

Panel one is the beginning of the test the girl is taking. The time is early and the emotion is unstressful. True or False; easy enough? The motion of the strip is stationary, as she is sitting in her desk, moving only her hand.

Panel two's emotion is a little more urgent, and it's motion a little more frantic, when the exclamation points end every word. A few minutes have elapsed since panel one and the test is getting a little more difficult.

By Panel three, you can forget about easy. The motion lines are used greatly for the arm movements that are franticly used as she tries to figure out the answers to her test. The repeated words of "TRUE" and "FALSE" with exclamation points shows the urgency and how lost she really is. She hasn't got a clue, and the emotion of this panel shows this. Along with the motion lines, you can tell time has passed and she is quite plainly, freaking out, as her face shows.

The last panel, number four, the girl isn't even sitting down anymore. Standing in her chair, Schultz uses more motion lines to show her frustration, and the last line, to indicate that that is the end of her test--she hasn't got a clue, and is done. While the previous panels set up the tension like a volcano, the last panel is the explosion so to speak, and it all her annoyance leads up to the comical line: "And one good old fashioned MAYBE!"

Schultz told his story in four panels and uses the first three to lead up to the fourth, using time span, motion lines to show bubbling annoyance, and emotion to show how the girl is feeling about her true and false test.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog Post 5: Time, Motion, and Emotion


Peanuts

Directions: In no less than 150 words, choose one Peanuts comic strip from the archives listed on the link below and explain how Charles Shultz uses time, motion, and emotion in that strip.

http://www.comicstriparchive.com/Peanuts/

Embed the strip into the blog post using the appropriate code from the website.

Be sure and label your post including your name and Blog Post 5 (e.g., Mike's Blog Post 5 Time, Motion, and Emotion).

Reply to at least two of your peers' posts using the sandwich critique. You will have to click on the cartoon to see the last frame in some cases.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Francesca's Blog Post 4


They Came by Night


Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.


MUSIC: EERIE THEME


ANNOUNCER: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!


MUSIC: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS" ...


ANNOUNCER: You are standing in inky blackness - looking up a long flight of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is the shadowy figure of something that could only come from - a nightmare.


MUSIC: OUT


ANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Francesca’s terrifying story, "They Came By Night"!


MUSIC: A FAST HEARTBEATING RHYTHM


NARRATOR: Sandy is in the house of the baby she sits for. She is alone and the parents of the child will not be back for another hour.


SOUND: A KNOCK AT THE FRONT DOOR…


SANDY SAYS TO HERSELF: Who could that be at this time of the night? I hope the baby did not wake up.

NARRATOR: Sandy walks over to the front door and looks through the peep hole. There is nobody there, so she turns away….

SOUND: CRIES OF THE BABY


SANDY SAYS TO HERSELF: Ugh, I knew that would happen!


MUSIC: SOFT LULLABYES


NARRATOR: Sandy walks toward the room of the baby. She is awake and standing in her crib. She looks scared and seems to be afraid of lying in her crib again. Sandy takes her out and starts to rock her in her arms.

SANDY SAYS TO THE BABY: Do not worry Lily, Mommy and Daddy will be home soon. There is nothing to be afraid of. Look, it is your little stuffed cow Gracie. Do you want to sleepies with her?


NARRATOR: Sandy hands the child her stuffed animal and the baby is content once again. She goes off to sleep with the stuffed animal in hand…

SOUND: THE PHONE RINGS


NARRATOR: Sandy goes to answer the phone. She is relieved that it is Lily’s parents, and they say they are coming home now from the party.

SANDY SAYS INTO THE PHONE: Yes, everything is fine. Thank you, see you in a bit!


SOUND: TRASH CANS FALLING OVER


NARRATOR: Sandy looks out one of the windows. Being cautious, and a little scared, she looks through the blinds to be unnoticed.

MUSIC: “PSYCHO” MUSIC: HIGH PITCH


NARRATOR: There is again nobody outside. She turns her head. As she does, she thinks she sees a shadow out of the corner of her eye. She looks again, but nothing is there.

SOUND: CRICK OF THE BABY’S DOOR


NARRATOR: Sandy starts to walk into the baby’s room. She feels like she is being watched. She looks into the crib. Panic strikes her face.

MUSIC: SLOW, DARK PIANO


NARRATOR: Sandy does not see the stuffed cow in the crib. She looks all around the room it, but it just isn’t there.

SOUND: LILY’S PARENTS WALKING IN THE FRONT DOOR

NARRATOR: Sandy leaves the room, leaving the baby to sleep. She walks out and sees the stuffed cow on the floor. She is very confused and does not remember bringing it out of the room. She sees Lily’s mom go into Lil’s room and her husband pulls out his check book. As he does, Sandy sees a shadowy figure behind him. As they stand there the shadow gets closer…

SOUND: SANDY SCREAMING

Michelle's Blog Post 4- They Came by Night


Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.

“They Came By night”

Setting: Outside on a foggy fall night in Lehigh Acres, Florida. It was pitch black except for the dulled lights lighting the running path that Alexia was going on for her midnight run. Even though it was the night after Hal-o-ween, and all of the creatures, vampires, and witches were all supposed to be tucked away, there was something that wasn’t right….

Music: Out

Narrator: As Alexia started on her way down the 4 and a half mile run, noises coming from the woods next to her started freaking her out. She kept convincing herself that it was nothing, just some possum or raccoon in there. So to drain the noise, she put her ear phones in, and started listening to Barbie Girl.

Sound: THUD (something dropped hard in the woods)

Alexia: (pausing her ipod) What was that?

Narrator: Hearing nothing right after it, she determined that everything was okay, and that she was just hearing things.

Sound: THUD

Narrator: Determined that that time wasn’t a coincidence, she started running faster cranking her music all the way up. When she calmed down a bit, she slowed down. For the next mile everything was calm. Then, out of nowhere she got the feeling that someone was following her. Pacing forward, looking back countless times to make sure no one was there is how the next couple of miles went.

Alexia: AHHHHHH!!!

Ron: Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you. I was just heading home from the basketball courts.

Alexia: Oh. Thank god, that’s what that sound was. (Sigh of relief)

Ron: Well, it looks like we’re heading in the same direction; if you want we can run together?

Alexia: That would be great! I knew I should have come running with a partner.

Ron: Yeah, that’s always a good idea. So why are you so freaked out?

Alexia: Because It’s so gloomy out, and I keep hearing things. They might not be anything, but it sure is creepy.
Ron: I get you, but it’s not like there is anything out there that will kill you. Plus, I bet you could out run any one of those animals with the speed you were running at.

Alexia: I’d hope so. I wouldn’t want to be their dinner. And, it’s creepy out here, just you wait and see. This is the last time I’m running out here.

Ron: Nah, everything will be fine.

Sound: Ruffling trees and the whistling wind.

Sound: Owwwwww Owwwwww.(Wolf howl)

Ron: Was that a wolf?

Alexia: (shaking in fear) I think so!! What are we going to do?

Ron: Okay, your right, I know a short cut that will take us out to the main road, so we can hitch hike home.

Alexia: Okay sounds good,

Narrator: Alexia goes along with the plan, but what she doesn’t know is that Ron is not really a person, but a wolf in disguise. And he plans on eating her for dinner.

Music: Erie

Alexia: Are you sure this goes all the way through. This is kind of off path……

Sound: Scream! (Alexia)

Music: Out

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jade McClelland - Blog Post 4

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Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.

MUSIC: EERIE THEME

ANNOUNCER: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!

MUSIC: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS" ...

ANNOUNCER: You are standing in inky blackness - looking up a long flight of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is the shadowy figure of something that could only come from - a nightmare.

MUSIC: OUT

ANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Jade's terrifying story, "They Came By Night!"

MUSIC: FADE IN “The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen”

SOUND: CLINK OF SILVERWARE

ANNOUNCER: It is December of 1992. Jules, a 23-year-old medical student from Michigan is home from Johns Hopkins University for the holiday season. She arrived yesterday. Jules’ mother is quite concerned since the time of her arrival, as Jules has been acting a bit distant.

MUSIC: OUT

FX: FOOTSTEPS

DIANE: Jules, what’re you doing out here? Come inside, it’s freezing and time for dinner.

JULES: Mom, I’ll be inside in just a minute.

FX: FOOTSTEPS, CREAK OF WOOD

ANNOUNCER: Last semester, while hanging out with some less conservative friends, Jules decided to try her luck with an Ouija board. Unfortunately for Jules and her friends, the Ouija board that they acquired wasn’t made by Mattel or Milton Bradley. Jules has since been plagued by whatever it is that she contacted that night.

FX: RUSTLE OF WIND

SHADOWS: Jules, are you ready to play again?

SHADOWS: Don’t ignore me, Jules. I know everything. I see everything. I will follow you wherever you go until I get what I want.

JULES: (screaming) What do you want?

SHADOWS: Why, you, of course. What, you think coming home to mommy and daddy will save you? You must have forgotten that it was you that first contacted me. And now you want to get rid of me?

JULES: This is impossible.

JULES: (screaming) Mom, come quick.

FX: LIGHT SOBBING

DIANE: What is it, Jules?

JULES: I know this is going to sound absolutely insane. A few friends and I were studying for a test a few weeks back, and we decided to try our luck with a Ouija board – purely out of boredom.

DIANE: (interrupting) Jules, are you stupid? Did I not raise you better than that, than to mess with that evil?

JULES: Mom, I know, I just didn’t think any of it was real. But real or not, we messed up – something came through.

SHADOWS: Jules, what did I tell you about mentioning our game to anyone else?

JULES: Mom, did you hear that?

DIANE: Hear what, Jules?

JULES: This isn’t happening. This can’t be real. Mom, help me.

DIANE: Jules?

SHADOWS: Jules, what you’re about to experience will probably be the most real thing you’ve ever encountered. Say goodbye to your mother now, Julesy. You won’t be seeing her again.

JULES: (shrilling) Mom!

FX: SCREAMING, LOUD THUDS, DOOR SLAMMING

Michelle's Blog Post 4- They Came by Night



Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.

“They Came By night”

Setting: Outside on a foggy fall night in Lehigh Acres, Florida. It was pitch black except for the dulled lights lighting the running path that Alexia was going on for her midnight run. Even though it was the night after Hal-o-ween, and all of the creatures, vampires, and witches were all supposed to be tucked away, there was something that wasn’t right….

Music: Out

Narrator: As Alexia started on her way down the 4 and a half mile run, noises coming from the woods next to her started freaking her out. She kept convincing herself that it was nothing, just some possum or raccoon in there. So to drain the noise, she put her ear phones in, and started listening to Barbie Girl.

Sound: THUD (something dropped hard in the woods)

Alexia: (pausing her ipod) What was that?

Narrator: Hearing nothing right after it, she determined that everything was okay, and that she was just hearing things.

Sound: THUD

Narrator: Determined that that time wasn’t a coincidence, she started running faster cranking her music all the way up. When she calmed down a bit, she slowed down. For the next mile everything was calm. Then, out of nowhere she got the feeling that someone was following her. Pacing forward, looking back countless times to make sure no one was there is how the next couple of miles went.

Alexia: AHHHHHH!!!

Ron: Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you. I was just heading home from the basketball courts.

Alexia: Oh. Thank god, that’s what that sound was. (Sigh of relief)

Ron: Well, it looks like we’re heading in the same direction; if you want we can run together?

Alexia: That would be great! I knew I should have come running with a partner.

Ron: Yeah, that’s always a good idea. So why are you so freaked out?

Alexia: Because It’s so gloomy out, and I keep hearing things. They might not be anything, but it sure is creepy.
Ron: I get you, but it’s not like there is anything out there that will kill you. Plus, I bet you could out run any one of those animals with the speed you were running at.

Alexia: I’d hope so. I wouldn’t want to be their dinner. And, it’s creepy out here, just you wait and see. This is the last time I’m running out here.

Ron: Nah, everything will be fine.

Sound: Ruffling trees and the whistling wind.

Sound: Owwwwww Owwwwww.(Wolf howl)

Ron: Was that a wolf?

Alexia: (shaking in fear) I think so!! What are we going to do?

Ron: Okay, your right, I know a short cut that will take us out to the main road, so we can hitch hike home.

Alexia: Okay sounds good,

Narrator: Alexia goes along with the plan, but what she doesn’t know is that Ron is not really a person, but a wolf in disguise. And he plans on eating her for dinner.

Music: Erie

Alexia: Are you sure this goes all the way through. This is kind of off path……

Sound: Scream! (Alexia)

Music: Out

Cedric Blog Post 4


Title: Horror Nights


Music: Thriller


Announcer: 5 Kids walking through Central Park on their way to the biggest Halloween party. They hear screams and laughter and their anxiety builds


Music: Slow and dreary


ANnouncer: Everything goes silent but the screams scatter and fall one after another. They follow the screams further and further into the dark park.


Music: Loud Organs


Announcer: One of the kids dissappears while the other four continue walking. They get picked off one by one in the dark park


Music: Party in the USA


Announcer: All five kids are thrown into the middle of the park and everything lights up. THey made it to the party.

Krista's Blog 4


Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.

MUSIC: "Jason" theme-song sounds

ANNOUNCER: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!

MUSIC: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS"...

ANNOUNCER: You are standing in inky blackness - looking up a long flight
of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the
moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is the shadowy figure of
something that could only come from - a nightmare.

MUSIC: OUT

ANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Krista's terrifying story,
"They Came By Night"!

MUSIC: "Change (In the House of Flies)" by Deftones

SOUND: CLINK OF COFFEE CUPS, RUSTLE OF NEWSPAPERS ...

WIFE: "Good morning, dear! Would you like me to refill your cup of coffee?"

HUSBAND: "That would be great hun! Man, I'm so excited we are snowed in today - I really needed a day off."

WIFE: "I agree - relaxing, staying in my pajamas, and cuddling by the fire are my objectivies today."

SOUND: A sizzling coffee pot and then the following sound of the death of their electric

WIFE: "Oh no! Ugh!"

HUSBAND: "Looks like I 'ought to get that fire started stat."

NARRATOR: Just as quick as their electric cut off, so did their luck. There was more to worry about outside than the bitter cold and piling snow.

HUSBAND: "I'm gonna go check on the electric box, babe. I hear it's gonna be one of the coldest days of the year and I really need to get the heat workin' again. Is the shovel in the garage?"

WIFE: "Yeah, just be careful please!"

NARRATOR: The cause for the electric outage was waiting patiently outside while the husband left for the box. The husband was too far away from the kitchen to have heard the crash of the coffee pot onto the floor... or the muffled screams.

HUSBAND: "Babe, could you bring me the phone please? This stuff is all messed up, something must have tinkered with it (after waiting a minute or so)... I gotta call someone to fix this, Krista, could you please bring me the phone?! (He waits another minute) Never mind, I'll just get it myself."

NARRATOR: On his way into the house the husband thinks he hears footsteps in the snow behind him. He pauses, and then without hearing anything else continues back in. A second trail of footsteps continues to follow...

HUSBAND: "OH MY GOD! KRISTA?! WHAT HAPPENED?!"

NARRATOR: The husband searches the house for Krista to figure out what the glass-covered kitchen floor is all about. He notices drops of blood trailing the steps as he makes his way to up the stairs to find her. "If that woman hurt herself again," he mumbles...

HUSBAND: "WHERE ARE YOU?! IS EVERYTHING OK?"

SOUND: A bedroom door slams, quickening the pace of the husbands heartbeat and steps up the stairs.

HUSBAND: "KRISTA, ANSWER ME! WHAT'S GOING ON?! YOU ALRIGHT?"

NARRATOR: As he approaches the only closed bedroom door, the husband can hear his heartbeat as if his heart is beating within his ears... the door is covered with blood and he doesn't hear a sound on the other end of the door.

SOUND: A heartbeat sound getting progressively louder.

NARRATOR: As the husband quickly opens the blood-stained door, he finds his wife lying unconscious on the floor - blood circling her body. He freezes.

INTRUDER: "Remember me?" The intruder whispers behind him.

SOUND: Heartbeat stops, echoing as the last beat fades away...

Sam E. Blog 4 They Came by Night


They Came by Night
Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.
MUSIC: EERIE THEME
ANNOUNCER: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!
MUSIC: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS" ...
ANNOUNCER: You are standing in inky blackness - looking up a long flight
of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the
moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is the shadowy figure of
something that could only come from - a nightmare.
MUSIC: OUT
ANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Sam's terrifying story,
"They Came By Night"!
MUSIC: A slow drum beat
NARRATOR: Kim is in her office doing paper work, and Matt is in the living room watching baseball when things start getting weird.
SOUND: CLINK OF COFFEE CUPS, RUSTLE OF NEWSPAPERS…
MATT: Kim? Is that you in the kitchen?
KIM: No, Im in my office, why what’s wrong?
SOUND: a glass falls and shatters
KIM: Matt, what was that?!
MATT: Come into the living room now, hurry!
MUSIC: drum beat starts getting a faster pace and louder.
KIM: Im coming… what’s wrong.
NARRATOR: Matt and Kim are in the living room, the TV is muted, it is silent….for now.
KIM: Matt hold my hand, I think someone is in here.
SOUND: wood floor creaking
MATT: Who would be in our house at 11:45 at night?!
MUSIC: spooky piano music
KIM: I just tried using the phone, it’s disconnected.
MATT: We need to find a way out of here
NARRATOR: Matt looks out the window and sees movement in the yard. He begins to panic and shut all the blinds.
MATT: There is someone out there; we need to get my cell phone. It’s in the kitchen.
SOUND: Cell phone starts ringing from the kitchen.
NARRATOR: Matt and Kim go into the kitchen glass is everywhere and there are newspaper bits everywhere. Matt picks up his phone and sees and unknown caller is calling him. As Matt turns around to show Kim, he glances out the kitchen window. Stand there is a man, with a black ski mask on, holding a cell phone to his ear.
SOUND: woman scream
MUSIC: eerie music fades out.

Blog Post 4 - Ian Rosenthal


Good evening. Its time again for five minutes of Horror, the radio show show that will give you goosebumps and rattle your mind. Sit back and don't relax.


Music: EERIE THEME


Announcer: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!


Music: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS"...


Announcer: You're standing in inky blackness- looking up a long flight of stairs, at the top lurks something hideous and unbelievably evil. Out of the moving shadows, creeping closer is the shadowy figure of something that could only come from a nightmare!

(Music stops abruptly)


Announcer : Listen now as I bring you Ian's terrifying 5 minute horror story,


"THEY CAME BY NIGHT!"


Sounds: (Jaws theme music!...)


Narrator: One stormy, humid night Ryan and his wife, Jenna, both wake up to a screaming boom of thunder. (Sounds: Lound thunder and lightning)


Music : OUT


Jenna: Babe is everything okay you jumped up and scared me!


Ryan : Yeah, i was just having a nightmare... I think...


Narrator: What Ryan didnt realize is that the nightmare he thinks is over, has just begun.

(Sounds : deep voice "Moo hoo haha") The electricity is out and Ryan decides to head outside to check the breaker.


Ryan: (click click) I think the power is out, this lamp isn't turning on. Im gonna go check the breaker outside.


Jenna: NO!! Thats a bad idea.. (Sound: glass shattering) WHAT WAS THAT?!


Narrator: Something evil haunts Ryans and Jenna's living room. Ryan stands up to be the man and see what is happening. Jenna followa cautiously


Ryan : (whispering) I dunno... sshhh don't say a word.

(He walks into the living room cautiously)


Music : (Theme music from "Halloween")


Sounds: (shoes walking on a wood floor)


Jenna: Oh my God! Ryan what is that?!


Music: Stops abruptly


Ryan: What are you talking about? HOLY CRAP! AHHHH...


(Sounds: Silence!)


Narrator: A large dark figure appearing to be over 8 feet tall is running towards them... Could this be the eerie noises lurking around the couples home?



Michael McGinn's Blog Post 4


Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.



MUSIC: Eerie Theme

Announcer: THEY CAME BY NIGHT!
ANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Michael's terrifying story,

Music: Out

Narrator: IT was a hot and humid night. The various critters of the night voiced their approval of the muggy night with loud croaks and chirps. There in building L room 11 many boys, as a result of their heavy drinking, are getting rowdy.
Michael: Who wants to try a beer funnel!!
Zach: Don’t tempt me with such irresistible treats!

MUSIC: Party In the USA, Miley Cyrus
Michael: Well I love America and I love Coors Light so I’m going to pour this entire pitcher in this funnel.
Zach: Well If you’re doing one then I want to!
Sound: Dripping beer and foam hitting the floor, and manly chants.
Narrator: After they both guzzled down large amounts of alcohol they ran outside for fear of dirtying their floor with chunks of sovi they had consumed earlier
Michael: Hey Zach…do you see that thing on the water
Zach: What Thing?
Michael: I don’t know that thing by the buoy!
Zach: O My GOD! That thing just floating out there in the middle of the lake?
Michael: Yah!
Narrator: As they both gaze upon the black figure in the lake Zach seemingly becomes entranced by the opject
Michael: Zach! Zach! What are you doing?
Zach: I’m hot I want to go in the lake
Michael: Are you fucking serious!?
Zach: SHHHH…You’ll disturb him.
Michael: What!!
Narrator: Zach slowly treads in the water seemingly trying to meet with the black figure.

Sound: rustling in the water
Michael: Zach!...Zach!....
Sound: none…

Jessica's Blog post 4


Good evening. It's that time again for 5 Minutes of Horror, the radio show that will chill your soul and rattle your minds. Sit back and don't relax.MUSIC: EERIE THEMEANNOUNCER: THEY CAME BY NIGHT! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for five minutes of HORROR!MUSIC: "MIDNIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS" ...ANNOUNCER: You are standing in inky blackness - looking up a long flight of stairs, at the top of which lurks something unbelievably evil. Out of the moving shadows behind you, coming closer to you, is the shadowy figure of something that could only come from - a nightmare. MUSIC: OUTANNOUNCER: Listen now as 5 MINUTES OF HORROR brings you Jessica's terrifying story, "They Came By Night"!MUSIC: FOR AN INTROSOUND: CLINK OF COFFEE CUPS, RUSTLE OF NEWSPAPERS ...
Narrator: It’s a dark stormy October evening in a small town. Kelly and Janet just got back from a costume party at their classmates house. Kelly’s parents are out of town so the girls decide to crash at Kelly’s house and bring their dates Joey and Tommy with them.
Music: upbeat hip tunes!
Sound: laughter and the clinking glasses
Janet: Here is too a great night and Kelly’s parents being out of town.
All: cheer and toast each other.
Joey: ( looking at Kelly and Tommy ) Well if you two don’t mind I’m going take Janet upstairs and have my own party.
Narrator: Kelly and Tommy Laugh. Janet sighs and gives Joey a playful smack.
Janet: Goodnight guys. (Janet grabs joey’s hand)
Narrator: Janet and Joey exit the room and go down upstairs the spare bedroom. Kelly and Tommy are left in the living room alone.
Music: off
Kelly: Ugh. How dare talk to Sam Jacobson tonight.
Tommy: I don’t see what the big deal is. What now I can even talk to others girls besides you.
Kelly: You were totally flirting with her in front of everyone. I was so embarrassed.
Tommy: Oh knock it off Kelly you’re so insecure.
Narrator: Kelly is now infuriated she gets up off the couch and starts to walk into the kitchen. She suddenly stops when she hears a shierk form upstairs
Sound: pounding foot steps
Kelly: What was that?
Tommy: (laughing) w=you can seriously be scared. You know it’s just Janet and Joey trying to scare us.
Kelly: No Tom I know Janet and that was no joke.
Music: radio slowly playing old music eerie music from upstairs
Sound: eerie laughter from the outside the front door.
Kelly: Screams! Oh god this better not be a joke or I’m going to kill Janet.
Narrator: Tommy walks to bottom of the stair case with Kelly clinging to his arm.
Tommy: Hey guys it’s not funny anymore knock it off.
Narrator Laughter comes from upstairs in the darkness and the Silhouette of a person appears in the darkness.
Sounds: heavy breathing
Tommy: That’s it Joey I’m coming up there to kick your ass.
Narrator: Tommy starts to walk up the stairs to the mysterious shadow
Kelly: No Tommy! COMEBACK!